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Michelin, Edouard

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1940 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Industrialist

1859 – Born in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

         – Édouard was co-director of the Michelin company, along with his brother André.

1889 – He improved greatly on the design of the pneumatic tyre for bicycles, making them easier to repair.

         – His company began manufacturing them a short time later.

         – He later developed inflatable tyres for cars, and his company saw tremendous growth serving the fledgling industry around the turn of the century.

1940 – Edouard Michelin died.